Perduxi LLC Brickmason in Charleston, South Carolina
Mason (Brick, Block, and Stone) Job DescriptionMasons for commercial and industrial construction should have full knowledge and 2 yearsi experience in installation of masonry materials such as: brick, block, stone, and mortar, cement and concrete; knowledge in job-related math and plan reading; visualize forms from print and sketches. Clean excess mortar with trowels and other hand tools. Knowledge and experience in installation of flashing and wall tie systems; knowledge and experience with scaffolding systems, safety, and quality control.i Build and repair walls, floors, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures with brick, precast masonry panels, concrete block, and other masonry materials. Must know proper building techniques such as apply and smooth mortar, grout or other mixture over work surface, laying brick and block to the line, and building corners, arches, and fireplaces. place the brick on the mortar bed, and press and tap the brick into place. Depending on blueprint specifications, brickmasons either cut bricks with a hammer and chisel or saw them to fit around windows, doors, and other openings. Mortar joints are then finished with jointing tools for a sealed, neat, uniform appearance. Although brickmasons typically use steel supports, or lintels, at window and door openings, they sometimes build brick arches. A derrick operator using a hoist may be needed to lift large stone pieces into place. Ensure that a structure is perfectly vertical and horizontal, using a plumb bob and level. Break or cut bricks, tiles, or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, or power saw.i Construct corners by fastening in plumb position a corner pole or building a corner pyramid of bricks, then filling in between the corners using a line from corner to corner to guide each course, or layer, of brick.i Fasten or fuse brick or other building material to structure with wire clamps, wall ties, anchor holes, re-bar, reinforcing, or cement. Fill expansion joints with the appropriate caulking materials. Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs and levels. Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form mixtures.i Work from scaffolding. Handle the trowel, level, and other hand tools properly. Use layout tools and measuring devices. Lay out patterns or foundations using straightedge. Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses. Remove burned or damaged brick or mortar, using sledgehammer, crowbar, chipping gun, or chisel. Use and operate related equipment such as a masonry saw, mortar mixer, fork lift, and small jack hammers. Use proper safety equipment and follow safety practices. Must: be capable of negotiating flights of stairs to reach upper stories, have the ability to operate saws and heavy equipment, lift, carry, drag, or push materials or equipment up to 100 pounds, be able to get into and out of a vehicle and heavy equipment, be able to sit, stand, walk stoop, climb, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, squat, and balance, lifting material and/or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward for long periods of time, be able to work outdoors in an extreme hot, cold, dry, or wet environment, be able to work in hazardous or dangerous work areas or situations, have acceptable eyesight to perform job duties, have acceptable hearing to hear well in public contacts, have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood in public contacts, have fine and gross motor skills and full use of fingers, hands, and arms to perform job duties, and have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy. Assume responsibility for the quality of your work. Organize work rapidly.